Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
expressed by the then-director of the national intelligence mike mcconnell, the then-c.i.a. director michael hayden, the attorney general at the time, michael mukasey, as they discussed the consequences that we would have to deal with if we continued not to move forward and put this act back in place. the agreement we reached balanced the concerns of those who feared that the national security agency had overreached with the other balance was the ongoing authority that the intelligence community needed to protect the country. that agreement is before us again to be reauthorized for another five years. the fisa amendments act protects individuals in the united states from so-called reverse targeting. it's one of the concerns people had five years ago. this would be a process which in theory could be used to monitor the communications of american citizens under the guise of spying on terrorists. it also continues to ensure that any communication originating in the united states caught in the fisa process is minimized. now, what does that mean? it means it's handled in a way that american commu
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
. chicago was the place to be at that point as i right in the book. three people arrived in chicago, michael jordan came during that period, and barack obama came anonymously and arguably today. >> host: jerry gelman, a chicago community organizer, said obama was one of the most cautious people i have ever met in my life. he was not unwilling to take risks but was a strange combination of someone who would have to weigh everything to death and then take a dramatic risk at the end. >> guest: that sounds like president obama too. in some ways that characteristic can be looked at in his life and career. as a community organizer, the whole notion, the method for community organizing was to take action, our does not exist in a vacuum. youpower does not exist in a vacuum. you have to seize it. cameron was one of his bosses during that period, barack was a different story. he was looking for ways to not confront but achieved in other ways. that can be frustrating at times but help him get where he wanted to go. >> host: when he was there as a community organizer what was the president's life like?
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
with michael toner at center thurmond's office in the 80's and this is my husband. we are big fans of yours. >> i needed in my line of work. >> you are sweetheart. it's so nice to see you and i can't wait to read this. a. >> it's a good book. i will personalize it. >> we are getting one for his mom and dad. thank you, senator. it's great to see you. >> it will just tear their heart out. >> you are been changed a bit. >> travis jordan. it's been a couple of years. i was a -- scholar back in 2006. there we go. >> he is something else so i'm working for senator in see still and he has written a couple of letters of recommendation. i appreciate all your work. >> mike is a terrific guy. [inaudible] >> he still tells us that story. >> it's a true story. >> it's good seeing you. >> i will personalipersonali ze a. >> senator, hi how are you? i was press secretary on the house side when i got there in 1988. my boss though clinger, bill is doing great. i see him all the time and he gave me a list. he said if you want to know how i think, here's who you pay attention and yours was the first name on th
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
with michael founder. the senator back in the 80's. >> strom thurmond. >> this is my husband, greg. we are big fans of yours. >> i made it in my line of work. >> so nice to see you. >> really drill deeper. >> first one. [inaudible conversations] thank you, senator. great to see you. >> it will just tear their heart out. >> you have not changed a bit. [inaudible conversations] >> there you go. >> i know, right? >> working for senator ever mouth. [inaudible conversations] >> in politics. dougie then. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the press secretary and the house side. give me -- >> you're doing great. >> he gave me a lift. you want to know how i think? here. pay attention. yours was the first name. the senate only had a couple of names on it. the chairman of the board. eight years. >> drive me out there. >> it was about six weeks ago. >> doing great. >> eight years was enough. [inaudible conversations] >> sometimes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> i'm still here is your body guard, as your body g